Manfred Mann's Earthband* ‎– Solar Fire

Island Records ‎– 87 515 IT, Bronze ‎– 87 515 IT
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Father Of Day, Father Of Night
Written-By – Bob Dylan
A2 In The Beginning, Darkness
Written-By – Slade*, Mann*, Rogers*
A3 Pluto The Dog
Written-By – Slade*, Pattenden*, Mann*, Rogers*
B1 Solar Fire
Written-By – Slade*, Rogers*
B2 Saturn, Lord Of The Ring / Mercury, The Winged Messenger
Written-By – Mann*, Rogers*
B3 Earth, The Circle Part 2
Written-By – Mann*
B4 Earth, The Circle Part 1
Written-By – Mann*



Cover (back):
℗ 1973 Bronze Records Ltd.
Recorded at the Workhouse, Old Kent Road, London. 1973.
Management H.M.M. 490 Old Kent Road, London SE1.
Im Ariola-Vertrieb.
Printed in Western Germany by Mohndruck Reinhard Mohn OHG, Gütersloh.

Inner gatefold:
Solar: Concerned with, determined by the sun.
Fire: Active principle operative in combustion.
The Concise Oxford Dictionary.

Manfred Mann's Earthband Solar Fire

Centre labels:
Produced by Manfred Mann
Ariola-Eurodisc GmbH., München

Other info:
The release is the actual first release in Germany from 1973. The Bronze-labelled release is a later re-release.
The cover lists 'Manfred Mann and Earthband' as the producer, the label only 'Manfred Mann'.
Track titles are different on the cover (rear) and the centre labels in some details. Given in the tracklisting are the titles as printed on the cover (rear). Differences for the centre labels are:
Track A2: In The Beginning
Track B2: Saturn/Mercury
Track B3: Earth: The Circle (Part 2)
Track B4: Earth: The Circle (Part 1)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): S 87 515 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): S 87 515 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [All stamped]): S 87 515 A-1 Made in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [All stamped]): S 87 515 B-1 Made in Germany
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 82) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9265 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze ILPS 9265 UK 1973 Sell This Version
834785-1 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 834785-1 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS 9265, 87 515 XOT, DE LUXE 30951 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze, Bronze, Hataklit Ltd. ILPS 9265, 87 515 XOT, DE LUXE 30951 Israel 1976 Sell This Version
28 778 XOT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 28 778 XOT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28 778 XOT, 28 778 IT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Bronze, Bronze 28 778 XOT, 28 778 IT Austria 1979 Sell This Version



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April 19, 2016
Got a bronze labelled release with catalog number 87515. on back of the sleeve there's a white sticker with "87 515 XOT" and under it it's printed "87 515 IT". anyone who can explain? the labels also got the number 87 515 IT.